Diego Suero and Gabriel Ramirez Conception, 26, were arraigned in Bronx Criminal court, Tuesday in the murder of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz
‘Video surveillance and witnesses link notorious Trinitarios gang boss, Suero, 29, and Ramirez Conception to brutal machete murder of 15-year-old Bronx boy
The teenage victim was hacked to death with a machete at a Bronx bodega
It later turned out the victim had been targeted in a case of mistaken identity
Suero faces charges of murder, manslaughter and gang assault among others
The gang boss and another man were implicated by witness and video evidence
In jail no let up for the killers, three – Jose Fernandez, Jose Muniz, and Santiago Rodriguez have been placed in a depopulated unit, after a barrage of death threats
The first time an entire unit at the jail, typically meant to house 50 inmates had been dedicated to just three inmates
Other inmates, including members of the Trinitarios gang allegedly, ‘want blood’ from the gang of 10
‘You have every Latin gang, including the Trinitarios, after them,’ Cops
‘They brought a lot of heat to the Trinitarios gang, which is why they are making threats against their own right now’
Remorseless: Alleged gang leader Diego Suero scowled at the press as detectives walked him off to a cruiser. He was the tenth member to face murder charges of the death of the teenager hacked to death at a Bronx bodega on June 20
The leader of the ruthless Trinitarios crime gang has been linked to the murder of a 15-year-old boy in the Bronx after witnesses and video surveillance implicated him in the killing, according to court documents.
Diego Suero was arrested alongside another gang member for allegedly dragging Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz into the street before he was brutally hacked to death in a machete attack.
Guzman-Feliz was stabbed to death in a frenzied stabbing outside a Bronx bodega on June 20.
A criminal complaint on Wednesday charged two more members of the gang, 29-year-old career criminal Diego Suero and Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 26, with murder.
Police said the two suspects were arrested ‘based upon official investigation, video surveillance and witnesses known to the police department’.
The two additional suspects were arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday over the killing. Suero, who is accused of ordering the attack, was charged with murder, manslaughter, gang assault, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.
Gabriel Ramirez Conception was allegedly caught on camera with Suero dragging the boy out of the bodega before he was hacked to death with machetes. Suero and Conception were said to have been implicated in the crime by ‘video surveillance and witness statements’
Guzman-Feliz, known to his friends and family as ‘Junior,’ bled to death from a ghastly wound in his neck on the sidewalk, near his home.
The court heard Suero was free on $20,000 bail from a prior arrest at the time of the attack and had an outstanding warrant from last year and a fine from an unrelated case.
Both suspects entered pleas of not guilty as they appeared in court on Wednesday and are due back in court on Monday.
Suero scowled during his perp walk on Tuesday as he became the tenth member of the gang to face murder charges over the killing. He was marched out of the 48th precinct in the Bronx to face charges of murder, manslaughter, gang assault, criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy.
According to NBC, police have honed in on Suero as the leader who ordered the teen’s death.
Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion who is also accused of being involved in Guzman-Feliz’s death, was also led out of the 48th precinct on Tuesday.
The other eight suspects, who have all pleaded not guilty, are: Jose ‘Canelito’ Muniz, 21, Elvin Garcia, 23, Jose Taverez, 21, Manuel Rivera, 18, Danel Fernandez, 21, Joniki Martinez, 24, Santiago Rodriguez, 24, and Kevin Alvarez, 19.
Seven of the suspects on Monday appeared in court for a pre-indictment hearing, which was attended by both of the victim’s parents.
Gang leader Diego Suero [left], and Gabriel Ramirez Conception were arraigned in Bronx Criminal court, Tuesday in the murder of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. Police sources have identified Diego Suero, as the gang leader who ordered the hit on the teen
The June 20 barbaric butchering of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, [right] by a group of adult males has rocked the Trinitarios. So far 10 members of the gang have been implicated and arrested in the death of the teen [left]
Leandra Feliz [in a white jacket] is guided by Lesandro Guzman as they arrive in court on Monday for pre-indictment hearing for their son’s killers
A group of nearly a dozen adult killers ganging up to butcher a 15-year-old innocent ‘civilian’ was so shocking that jail authorities at Rikers Island have been forced to segregate the alleged gang members accused of killing Guzman-Feliz, from the general population for their own safety.
Other inmates, including members of the Trinitarios gang, allegedly ‘want blood from them’.
‘You have every Latin gang, including the Trinitarios, after them,’ insiders say.
‘They brought a lot of heat to the Trinitarios gang, which is why they are making threats against their own right now,’ the source added.
A hallmark of Trinitarios is that they prefer knives to guns for killings. [Left], one of the Trinitarios’ logos
In response jail authorities are providing the sort of protective measures typically extended in most jails for high-profile inmates or those under threat.
Because ‘Everyone wants a piece of them. They got around-the-clock security at their door You can’t get near them.’
Fernandez, Muniz and Rodriguez are occupying three cells inside a unit at the George R. Vierno Center, leaving all 47 others empty. A recent fall in the jail population means there is plenty of spare capacity.
Rivera is also being held at Rikers but is in the general population as he is seen as less at risk, while Taverez, Garcia, Martinez, and Alvarez, are being held at different jails.
The vicious attackers hacked the boy with a machete and appeared to stab him with a knife
Murder mastermind: Senior Trinitarios gangster, Diego Suero [burgundy shirt] was marched out of the 48th precinct in the Bronx to face charges of murder, manslaughter, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon
Gang member, Gabriel Ramirez Conception, [ white vest], after he was arrested. He is also suspected of participating in the ‘hit’ on the teenager
The face of the accused killers [L-R]: Jose Taverez, Danel Fernandez, Manuel Rivera, and Jose Muniz
All involved in the killing of a lone unarmed, uninvolved 15-year-old [L-R]: Kevin Alvarez, Elvin Garcia, Santiago Rodriguez and Joniki Martinez
The case has drawn national outrage and fury at the Dominican street gang, with one member even apologizing to the victim’s family over social media.
On Saturday, two of the suspects spoke out to protest their innocence, saying they had no part in the grisly crime.
Martinez-Estrella claimed he was hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania when Guzman was forcibly dragged from the bodega and hacked to death on the sidewalk.
No good deed goes unpunished: Segregated in prison, accused killer Jose Muniz, is seen leaning against a wall while his two other suspects, Danel Fernandez and Santiago Rodriguez, sit on the floor
Alleged fatal machete blow suspect: Joniki Martinez-Estrella was the one who delivered the fatal blow that ended teen’s life, cops said
‘Look at my neck,’ said Martinez-Estrella. ‘I have nothing.’
Meanwhile, Tavarez is claiming that his sole focus over the last year has been working towards earning his high school diploma and avoiding street violence.
‘I’m a guy who works and studies,’ Tavarez claimed from behind bars. ‘I don’t have the heart to kill anyone.’
Three of the men accused of killing Bronx boy Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz [L-R] Jose Muniz [left], Santiago Rodriguez, and Danel Fernandez [right]] seen at Bronx Criminal Court have been moved into segregation at Rikers Island jail as their own lives have been threatened while awaiting trial
The murder suspect also insisted that Guzman-Feliz is ‘not the innocent child everyone is claiming he is,’ but says that family still deserves justice.
‘You come to New York to make your life better,’ Tavarez said. ‘I am not that kind of guy [who would do something like this].’
Guzman was buried on Wednesday after a funeral service attended by thousands.
The Trinitarios gang reportedly, was formed by two inmates at Rikers Island jail in the 80s but has spread to the streets of New York and New Jersey. [Photo] the knife loving gang members pose for a photograph as part of a History channel documentary
Two days before Guzman-Feliz was slashed in the neck outside the deli, a large pack of suspected Trinitarios members repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old boy on the media of the Bronx River Parkway.
Unlike Guzman-Feliz, the victims in the two earlier attacks survived, albeit with critical injuries.